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“Let the Sun Shine In”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
Ranked #5 of 1,098 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and features a truly exceptional collection of stained-glass windows. It was built in the mid 13th century by Louis IX, at the heart of the royal residence, the Palais de la Cité. It was built to house the relics of the Passion of Christ. Adorned with a unique collection of fifteen glass panels and a large rose window forming a veritable wall of light,the Sainte-Chapelle is a gem of French Gothic architecture. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open:> 1st March to 31st October: Monday to Friday: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.45 a.m. and to 2.15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st November to 29th February: Monday to Friday: from 9 a.m. to 12.45 a.m. and to 2.15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. The best time to visit is in the morning from Tuesday to Friday. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December and in case of negative temperatures.
Wilmington, Delaware
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“Let the Sun Shine In”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Ok, after the metal detector check point, go around to the front of the line if you have the Museum Pass - they don't learly mark that there is a separate line for the pass holders, but there is, so just go to the front. It is beautiful colored glass with the sun streaming through.......a lovely visual, religious experience.

Visited September 2012
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“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We decided to come here based on review from Trip Advisor. We came here very early in the morning before it opened and only had to wait 15-20 min. My Dad and I, while our wives were in line, walked over to one of the cafes and picked up some bread and juice for breakfast which was nice to eat while we waiting. It is very small but make sure to go to the upper room. There are some small stairs to go up and then BAM there are these beautiful stained glass windows that are stunning. Again some people gave some bad reviews but that is really the only reason to come here. If you aren't into this then it might not be your cup of tea. Plus the morning sun was coming in and it lit up most of the windows. My Dad creates and build stained glass windows so this was a treat for us. I am not sure but I believe this may or may not be on the Paris Museum Pass. I apologize but double check if it is.

Visited June 2012
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“glorious stained glass”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

this chapelle have the most bueatifull stained glass art windows i have ever seen and i have seen a lot ,notre dame,cathederal,stpauls in london,st peters in rome,mont st michel i france,canterbury cathedral,st marks in venice ,st georges in england nd wesminster abbey to name a few,the sunlight through the glass is breath taking,this was a vist to remember,if you buy ticket for chapelle with conciergerie ,you wont have to join long lines to get in.

Visited May 2012
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“Vivaldi concert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Just had an awesome experience attending the concert of Vivaldi at Saint Chapelle. The acoustics were phenomenal...what an awesome way to experience this beautiful structure. The "blues" were so, blue, yet the vibrancy of the colors in the stained glass images pierced like a knife...the word,"beautiful" comes to mind, but that word is really an understatement. Saint Chapelle is a must see and a concert within, is definitely a "should see."

Visited April 2013
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“Little gem in the midst of court buildings.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Gorgeous stained glass windows - but you need to go upstairs to see them. Be aware that the stairs are quite steep. This church is in the middle of some courthouse and/or jail buildings, so you have to go through security before you enter the grounds - so don't bring a pocket knife or other sharp object. It closes for lunch so check your timetable. Very close to Notre Dame on Ile de la Cite.

Visited April 2013
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